Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My start into the RC Crawling hobby

After seeing so many posts of RC crawling, I have to say I got the "fever".  Three new toys to start my new hobby.  

From all the reading the actual fun includes upgrading these beasts.  So the first upgrade will be with the Poison Spyder.  Starting with the Vanquish 3/16 10pc Titanium Link Set and Futaba Pro Aluminum Servo Horn.
  • Axial Wraith - Poison Spyder RTR
  • Axial SCX10 - Deadbolt RTR
  • ECX - KickFlip

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Syma X5sc Unboxing, flight, and camera test

8 best drone quadcopters to buy now: Guess who made the list...

Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere.

Companies like Amazon and Domino's are already testing drone delivery services that could mean the skies are filled with buzzing bots soon.

For now there are plenty of drones that can be used for fun. Some with cameras built-in, some able to mount a GoPro to and some that can move enough weight to carry a baby. Whatever your need there's a drone for it. We've rounded up the best drones available on the market right now.

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Syma X5SW Drone FPV Test Flight

Monday, May 04, 2015

Eachine H8 is the cheapest quad copter in the world

Price is always an important factor affecting people to make buying decisions. Eachine H8 is probably the cheapest RC quad copter in the world priced at US$13.99 at Banggood.  But bargain price doesn’t mean poor quality, instead, it does well in flying, and it is suitable for both beginners and professionals.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Blade Nano QX: Basic Overview and set-up.

Can the Blade Nano QX take a beating?

Everyone mentions how these micro quadcopters (e.g. Nano QX) can take a beating and only having it for one week I've already broken...
  • Wire for the motor
    • Cause: while changing the props from yellow to green I tugged a tad to hard
  • Props (2 of them)
    • Cause: after stepping on it, reason is that I didn't realize that my son landed it right next to my foot
  • Cockpit cover
    • Cause: most likely from the stepping on it incident
  • Control Unit battery cable
    • Cause: it's a mystery since it was still working two days after I stepped on it but, would not be surprised that was the cause.  Good thing I know how to solder wires to a circuit board.
All I can say is that if it wasn't for my clumsiness none of these items would not have been damaged only in the first week of owning it.  So when others say these little copters can take a beating I do agree, since it still flies like new.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Y3000 vs. 808 #16 key fob camera (REVIEW)

Looking to attach this to my Blade Nano QX, I've seen footage of peeps using this on a Hubsan x4 and it flew pretty well.  So I'm assuming that this shouldn't be a problem on the Nano QX.

Hubsan x4 LED mod and details about the different batteries

An Introduction to the Best Quadcopter of 2015

The Quadcopter's that were reviewed displayed the top performing models that could help you a family member or friend select the Best Quadcopter for your specific requirements.

It's suggested that the DJI Phantom was the winner and if your into Aerial Photography that the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ would be a great choice. Both Quads offer Advanced Flying Experience, Video Recording & Facilities To Mount GoPro Cameras. You may consider buying the “Hubsan X4 H107C” if you are looking for a quadcopter for beginners.

:: My thoughts are that they left out a few especially two worth noting and that's the "Blade Nano QX" which is a micro quad that could be flown indoors and outdoors.  Also, the "Blade 350QX3" which can give the DJI Phantom a nice challenge which is strictly made for outdoor use only.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Coder for Raspberry Pi

Coder: A simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi

Coder is a free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple platform that educators and parents can use to teach the basics of building for the web. New coders can craft small projects in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, right from the web browser.

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